An Indian Army personnel has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut today for alleged espionage. The soldier is part of the Signal Regiment and was posted in Meerut.
Kanchan Singh, who is from Uttarakhand, has spent 10 years in the Army, but he had been under the intelligence unit's radar for the last three months. Sources say he was sharing "confidential and vital information" related to the Western Command with the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI.
The UP police say the military intelligence officers informed them about the soldier's arrest in the morning. The MI officers are said to be questioning him.
The soldier was arrested for his alleged role in passing sensitive information about the army to Pakistan-based intelligence operatives on social media, the Defence Ministry said statement.
"The military intelligence will be able to give more details in the case," a senior UP police officer told NDTV.